DIW Weekly Report

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DIW Weekly Report 4/5/6 / 2019

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2019
DIW Weekly Report 3 / 2019

Women on High-Level Boards of Banks and Insurance Companies: Growth Coming to a Standstill on Supervisory Boards

The proportion of women on executive boards of the 100 largest banks stagnated at almost nine percent in 2018. In the 60 largest insurance companies, the proportion increased by a good percentage point to almost ten percent. While growth on executive boards has been weakening in past years, it is now slowing down on supervisory boards in the financial sector as well. In 2018, the proportion of women ...

2019| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 3 / 2019

Increasing Number of Women on Supervisory Boards of Major Companies in Germany: Executive Boards Still Dominated by Men

The gender quota for supervisory boards is continuing to show its impact: the proportion of women on the supervisory boards of the 200 highest-performing companies in Germany increased by over two percentage points to 27 percent the past year. In the 100 largest companies, it increased by over three percentage points to 28 percent. However, there are now indications that the companies are only doing ...

2019| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 3 / 2019

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2019
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2019

Construction Industry Momentum Continues – State Stimulus Impacts Prices

According to the German Institute for Economic Research construction volume forecast, the country’s construction industry will continue to flourish in the coming years. Companies can count on a rise in the nominal construction volume of around 7.5 percent in 2019 and 6.5 percent next year. The industry’s business cycle continues to be supported by the flourishing residential construction sector, which ...

2019| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Martin Bruns
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2019

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2019
DIW Weekly Report 50/51/52 / 2018

Growth Rate of German Economy Normalizing after Prolonged Economic Boom: DIW Economic Outlook

The German economy continues to perform well although the boom has ended. However, at 1.5 percent, German GDP will increase this year at a lower rate than expected at the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, concerns about an imminent recession should give way to the assessment that the pace of the German economy is normalizing after years of above-average growth due to robust foreign demand and increasing ...

2018| Claus Michelsen, Christian Breuer, Martin Bruns, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 50/51/52 / 2018

Global Economy and the Euro Area: Uncertainty Weighs on Trade and Investment: DIW Economic Outlook

The global expansion weakened somewhat in the third quarter while the downside risks have increased. DIW Berlin’s forecast— almost unchanged—indicates an expansion in global economic production of 4.3 percent for 2018 and 3.9 percent for 2019. In 2020, momentum will slow down further to 3.6 percent. In some countries, temporary factors contributed to the economic slowdown. In major advanced economies, ...

2018| Claus Michelsen, Dawud Ansari, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth, Aleksandar Zaklan
DIW Weekly Report 50/51/52 / 2018

Germany’s Economic Boom Is Cooling Off: Editorial

2018| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Christian Breuer, Martin Bruns, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 50/51/52 / 2018

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2018
DIW Weekly Report 49 / 2018

EU Government Bonds and Banks: Home Bias Pervasive throughout Member States but Capital Requirements Differ Greatly

The current banking regulatory framework assigns EU government bonds a risk weight of zero. Since the European debt crisis, there has been increasing controversy over eliminating this equity capital privilege, which is viewed as contributing to the close relationship between state and bank risks. This report analyses the development of home bias—the tendency of major European banks to invest disproportionately ...

2018| Dominik Meyland, Dorothea Schäfer
DIW Weekly Report 49 / 2018

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2018
DIW Weekly Report 48 / 2018

Social Sustainability Labels: Promises and Reality in the Example of Fairtrade-Coffee

Fairtrade certification is intended to improve both the income and living conditions of producers, thereby creating more fairness in international trade. However, theoretical considerations and empirical studies show that this goal is only achieved to a limited extent, at least for coffee: Faitrade certification leads at best to small increases in income for coffee farmers. The results on the reduction ...

2018| Pio Baake, Jana Friedrichsen, Helene Naegele
DIW Weekly Report 48 / 2018

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2018
DIW Weekly Report 46/47 / 2018

Research and Productivity – Manufacturing Companies in Cities Have an Advantage

Companies invest in research and development (R&D) to safeguard their competitive ability and increase productivity. Using extensive company data for Germany, the study shows that manufacturing companies that engage in R&D activities and that are located in a central urban agglomeration are especially productive. They additionally benefit from knowledge created by R&D activities of other companies ...

2018| Heike Belitz, Alexander Schiersch
DIW Weekly Report 46/47 / 2018

German Industry Returning to Cities

Is the German manufacturing industry, which has been leaving cities for less densely populated areas since World War II, being lured back into urban centers? This report analyses industrial start-ups from 2012 to 2016 and derives their preferred locations. The analysis shows that the start-up intensity in large agglomerations is on average almost 40 percent higher than in the other regions of Germany. ...

2018| Martin Gornig, Axel Werwatz
DIW Weekly Report 46/47 / 2018

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2018
DIW Weekly Report 45 / 2018

Rental Market Regulation over the Last 100 Years in an International Comparison

Residential rental markets regulations have become an integral part of everyday life in Germany as in almost all other countries. The strong house price and rent increases over the past decade have fueled social debate on this issue. Tenant movements worldwide are demanding tighter regulations and advocating for affordable housing as a central civil right. In contrast, those skeptical of regulation ...

2018| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Jan Philip Weber, Steffen Sebastian
DIW Weekly Report 45 / 2018

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2018
DIW Weekly Report 44 / 2018

EU Immigration Has Increased Germany’s Economic Growth

Immigration to Germany has increased significantly since 2011, primarily due to the immigration of citizens from other euro area countries and those which joined the EU in 2004 and 2007. This increase is mainly attributable to a lack of immigration barriers and the good economic situation on the German labor market compared to other European countries. Model simulations show that GDP growth in Germany ...

2018| Marius Clemens, Janine Hart
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